Rapid Bucharest call for refs commission to resign

September 18, 2006

BUCHAREST, Sept 18 (Reuters) - Romania's top club Rapid Bucharest have asked the national soccer governing body to dismiss the heads of the Central Referee Commission (CCA).

'In the past, too many unforgivable refereeing errors happened in Romanian soccer and Rapid officially ask for the CCA leadership to resign,' the club said in a statement on Monday.

A Romanian Soccer Federation spokesman said it would respond later this week.

The request follows last weekend's 1-1 draw between Steaua Bucharest and Rapid with Rapid officials contesting several decisions by referee Marian Salomir.

On Monday, CCA president Gheorghe Constantin said several referees had made errors in the seventh round of the local first division league at the weekend.